The essay traces the treatment of national identity and a contrasting internationalism in the poetry of Malaysia's major poet, Shirley Geok-lin Lim. She grew up in Malacca (about which she still writes) and travelled to the USA to undertake postgraduate study, "married a big-nose" and has lived there ever since, but on opposite sides of the country and taking up visiting professorships at numerous countries over the years. A leading figure in Asian-American studies, she has a complex sense of personal identity. This essay is part of a substantial study of her work by various scholars.
|Number of pages
|Journal of Transnational American Studies
|Published - Dec 2019